What is the library doing to monitor the outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States?

The administration of the Orange County Library System is monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19. 

We believe it is in the public’s best interest to continue to provide the community with resources and information, so we are encouraging our staff and customers to follow best practices for hygiene, as recommended by the CDC. We clean and sanitize work surfaces, restrooms and equipment daily, and we are asking staff and customers to refrain from shaking hands and practice frequent hand-washing using soap and water.

We do not disinfect books or other borrowed materials, as this practice is not currently recommended by the Centers for Disease Control.

We encourage concerned customers, especially those in high-risk populations, to stay home if they are feeling ill or concerned about potential exposure. According to the CDC, people who are at higher risk for developing serious illness from COVID-19 should take some precautions to protect their health. You can visit the CDC’s website for more information.

To arm our customers with facts about the illness, the library is sharing information about coronavirus in a resource guide.

The Florida Department of Health in Orange County has established a call center to answer questions about coronavirus. The number is 407-723-5004. The call center is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Department of Health is also operating a COVID-19 hotline, which can be reached Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 866-779-6121. Questions can also be emailed to COVID-19@flhealth.gov. You can also visit the Department of Health’s COVID-19 response website, which provides details about how the disease is impacting our state.

Check our website at ocls.info and follow us on social media for the most up-to-date information.

We also have many digital services available to library cardholders for free. You can log into our website to browse e-books and audiobooks; stream TV, movies and music; read magazines and newspapers online. Our home delivery service, which delivers library materials to your door, is also available to cardholders living in our service area.

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Juneteenth Closure

Orange County Library System will be closed Wednesday, June 19, in observance of Juneteenth. The library system will resume normal business hours on Thursday, June 20. View a complete list of holiday closures >